Wildcat Wire

Highlights of activities and news from Principal Squared

A Sincere Thank You!

I don't think there is a week that goes by that Mrs. Suckow and I are not asked, "How are things going as a first time administrator in a pandemic?" We both agree that we have received from parents, guardians, staff, and students much grace, flexibility, and patience, which has made this journey manageable. The "R" Factor is demonstrated to us on a daily basis. As we near the end of the first quarter, we look forward to continuing this journey with you!

Welcome to the Riceville Family

We are happy to welcome 7 new employees to the Wildcat family! The faculty is joined by Ms. Seehusen teaching 5th grade and Mr. Fierova instructing middle school math. New to our technology department is Nick Waltz. Two new faces join the para-professional team: Heather Knutson and Nicole Mobley. Our kitchen staff also gained two new team members: Nancy Wolthoff and Brittany Hall.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 27th, and Thursday, October 29th from 4 pm to 8 pm. You have the option to meet face to face or via Zoom. We hope you can join us. At this time no child care will be provided. Please use the button below to sign up. If you have any difficulties please call the school at 641-985-2288 for support.

Welcome to the Wildcat Family

Grand Opening of the Riceville Activity Center

Sunday, Nov. 8th, 2-5pm

912 Woodland Avenue

Riceville, IA

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours of our new facility will take place on Sunday afternoon, November 8th from 2 to 5 pm. RAC committee members will be available to answer questions and assist with applications. Masks will be required and will be provided if necessary. The tentative date for public use is November 9th. More information will be forthcoming.

When to Quarantine

At the end of September, the Iowa Department of Public Health provided new guidelines for schools, businesses, and daycare providers. "For non-healthcare, non-residential settings, quarantine is no longer recommended if a potential exposure occurs while both the infectious individual and the close contacts are wearing face coverings consistently and correctly.

  • In all scenarios below, an individual is considered a close contact when they have been within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive individual for 15 minutes.

  • Individuals who are a close contact due to exposure to a household member are required to quarantine for at least 14 days. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

  • Individuals who have COVID-19 must isolate for at least 10 days. Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home."

As a district, we are following these guidelines for contact tracing. Student response to wearing masks has been outstanding and will help students from having to quarantine in the future.

RCS Hosts Hy-Wee Kids Fitness Wellness Week

Fire Safety: Riceville and Elma Firefighters Visit

Principal Squared

Associate Principal Marcia Grimm and PK-12 Principal Heather Suckow